Thinking of putting together a metalshop fab class and am wanting some feedback. The idea is to make a square tubing step stool, coffee table, side table, etc. We would saw cut or cnc plasma cut the parts out then weld them it together. Class would teach/show basic steel fabrication techniques and everyone would get to build their own item. Class size would be 3 and cost $50, materials included. Should i make it with a plasma option or no? Here are the options i am thinking of
option 1 - saw cut square tubing, fab, and weld. The two requirements would be any of the welding certs and safety class. This would be a computer-less class and more hands on fab (welding sticks together to build a frame)
option 2 - fusion 360, plasma cut, weld - would need three requirements for this one (cert, welding and plasma) This would require a laptop setup with with fusion and be more computer heavy with less welding/fab as everything would slot together and just need a few stitch welds to hold it all together.